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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud
Replies: 68
Views: 2568

Re: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud

Ms. Ivanka Trump is gonna be indicted in another can of worms, misleading financial statements but hey, everybody does fraud so why just catch me, that would be her catch-phrase or at least that's would be her father's. It's also ironic that after going after Hunter Biden as a candidate for reelect...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud
Replies: 68
Views: 2568

Re: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud

I wonder what his father thinks about pleading the 5th Amendment

But no doubt his acolytes will agree that only certain people can claim the 5th, you know, the ones they deem as worthy...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History

likely none for President Trump. I wouldn't put it past hardcore conservatives in R states (ID, WY, WV, and AL) to want to create monuments for him. I was actually thinking about suggesting that any of those states offer a license plate that pays tribute to him and see which states jump aboard and ...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Statue of Theodore Rossevelt Removed from American Museum of Natural History

but to eliminate history is of course a means to repeat the same horrors. How does removing the statue of a US president in a controversial arrangement "eliminating history"? Teddy Roosevelt was and will always be a president of the nation; his face is carved on Mt Rushmore; and among his...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 35
Views: 2095

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

the thought of being on an 8 night cruise that goes from 4 ports to just two or even one just sounds awful, even though I love sea days. (My kids would go nuts, and make us nuts in the process) If the ship is large enough it'll have activities for everyone. When I went on Norwegian Encore's inaugur...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

Do you actually see any verifiable cost savings with these smart Thermostats? You'd have to have old data with your old thermostat and new data with a new one. Each household is different: space, temperature preferences, region of the country, whether someone is stingy or liberal with power...so it...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

I have the Nest E and have been using it everywhere I can. Don't necessarily care for the savings it can provide, but it IS nice for the system to shut down when there's no one home but turn on in preparation for my arrival. And of course, integrating it with Google Home for nighttime comfort is ici...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

Re: 20 years of the Euro

For everyone wishing for a uniform NA currency, it is important to remember that a lot of countries already use the US dollar for their official currency including Panama, Ecuador, El Salvador, and a bunch of Caribbean islands. That is not even including all the places that peg their currency to th...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

Re: 20 years of the Euro

Personally Id like to see historic European landmarks from all member states on the notes which are currently generic boring monopoly money . Maybe each member could vote for one then each note could have 4 landmarks on . Mind you if the French and German landmarks were not on the highest denominat...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 35
Views: 2095

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Did not know they had one-way cruises like that. How would you say Norwegian is? I have never cruised outside of the Celebrity/Royal Caribbean line since I had a good time with them and never looked elsewhere. It's reposition cruise. Epic will sail from San Juan for Winter 2023. Honestly, I don't t...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

Re: 20 years of the Euro

Is it not the same for Poland and Czech Republic? Poland and the Czech Republic joined in 2004 when the Euro already was physical so it's one thing to join when something is just a concept but another to join when it's a reality. Unlike Sweden, both are nowhere near ready to adopt the currency; Swe...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

Re: 20 years of the Euro

I'm actually confused as to why Sweden hasn't negotiated the opt-out from the Euro officially. Sweden's accession agreement calls for the country to adopt the Euro (as did Austria and Finland who joined the same day) but it hasn't joined the ERM2 yet (and that's voluntarily) so it is willingly flout...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your theme for the year?
Replies: 10
Views: 685

What is your theme for the year?

People often make resolutions* and making resolutions is fine if you're truly dedicated to achieving them, but life has ups and downs and halfway through the year you may be forced to scale back your ambitions (assuming you even began working on them). Enter the theme. A theme essentially is a broad...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 35
Views: 2095

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

I'm booked on Epic for December (NY to PR just in time for Xmas). I'm hoping NCL extends their Peace of Mind policy in some form or they reduce capacity. Thankfully, Epic has enough balance of outdoor activities vs indoor ones. That being said, I'm in a studio cabin so IF I have to quarantine, proba...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Record Warmth in Southern and Central United States on Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Record Warmth in Southern and Central United States on Christmas

We've dropped into seasonal temperatures in the STL area though we still haven't seen significant snowfall (some wintry mix and flurries were reported yesterday but not much from there). Later this week we're really dropping (lows in the single digits) but forecasts are still uncertain about snow (r...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

Re: 20 years of the Euro

The concept of a monetary union is interesting, especially in the context of allowing national economies to become more closely linked, but we saw the pitfalls between 2007 and 2014 with many southern EU countries unable to adapt and requiring bailouts. A currency union works if all economies are ro...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4694

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Police are not infallible. I think I heard something...the sound of many members fainting, gasping, and clutching their pearls because such words were uttered... One can debate the actions of the police officers there, review what happened to try to limit the deaths of innocents in future confronta...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Record Snowfall in the Western United States
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Record Snowfall in the Western United States

Hopefully this helps the reservoirs back up a little bit. It's still not enough. In order to fill the reservoirs, you essentially need to make up from previous precipitation deficits and there are concerns about whether this is the last major storm of the season (if that's the case, then you only m...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1618
Views: 194881

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

You are still taking a 737 or a319 to MIA and several of the MIA to SJU are also 737s. I guess people value different things. I would still take the layover if it means a premium cabin, an expanded cabin service, or the chance to stretch my legs and buy something decent to eat. WN may be convenient...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1618
Views: 194881

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

So WN started nonstop service to SJU. STL's wiki page lists WN's SJU flight as regular, but SJU's wiki page lists it as a seasonal service.

Who's right?

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2506

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

They didn't have "hours" of warning about the tornado, only minutes. I'm gonna stop you right there. The Storm Prediction Center publishes what's called a Convective Outlook, which is weather-speak for an area with potential for severe weather outbreaks. As the week went on, the area that...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 18303

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

What does the old STL hub look like now? Still half empty? There was a plan to tear down some of the concourses. It's a shell of its former self. Even in Concourse A, some of the southern gates have been sealed and turned into convenience stores and restaurants. Concourse B is closed. Concourse C h...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2381

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

New Zealand is set to be smoke-free with the government announcing their Smokefree 2025 plan on Thursday, which involves the bold move to ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2011. Talk about interfering in people lives and taking away choices on a legal product https://au.yahoo.com/news/ne...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 18303

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

Never flew TWA but I remember them flying their 747-200s to San Juan all the time. During the merger, 757s were more common. Ironic that I now live in STL and could have flown direct to/from SJU if I wanted to (assuming TWA still flew the route). WN now provides weekly non stop to SJU but I could no...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 2275

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Welcome Barbados to a republican form of government, though it's not much different than how it's been: still have a figurehead who "leads the state" with a more powerful figure leading the government. Only difference is that the head of state is elected (indirectly by parliament). For reg...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 32
Views: 2081

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

I wanted to make collard greens but that'll have to wait for another time.

Right now, a turkey breast is going into the oven tomorrow afternoon and I'll try to bake a sweet potato casserole to go with it. It'll be very plain as I'm cooking just for myself.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 67
Views: 3852

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

Okie wrote:
I guess "Toots" had to go back around the building and start all over with their order. :yes:

Okie

That's evil and I'd like to learn more of your evil ways so I can employ them if this ever happens to me. :devil: :twisted: :stirthepot:

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill
Replies: 53
Views: 2269

Re: Manchin: IRS reporting likely gone from bill

The very wealthy people (Musk made $48 million in one day!) can afford this but us who actually do stuff can't. Please tell me that this statement comes from the fact that Musk actually sold some kind of investment and managed to cash in $48M as opposed to having his net worth increase by that amou...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 67
Views: 3852

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

I actually laugh at people when they queue up at the drive thru. My experience has been that ordering inside (or through an app, if available) is faster than drive thru. Most of the times, I walk in, place my order, and walk out, and the car that would have been in front of me is still in line waiti...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2198

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

Also, expedite and lower cost of regulatory approvals, including reduced legal liability. If Covid taught us anything it's that this is unacceptable to a sizable vocal group of people. Here they are complaining about how quick the vaccines were rolled out and how they don't want to take them while ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2445

Re: Your favorite junk food

I gave up fast food back in 2018 as a new year's resolution to myself and it's been going strong since. But every time I pass by a McDonald's I am extremely tempted to buy nuggets and fries; the same with KFC (original recipe just can't be beat). As for stuff you can find in a convenience store, giv...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2198

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

On top of this all, it seems that America is overmedicated. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Americans consume 75 percent of the world’s prescription drugs. Nearly three in five American adults take a prescription drug at any given time. Someone could also argue that prescription ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 32
Views: 2066

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

For the group of people that is quitting low wage jobs, it's a double edged sword, because while I DO agree that the current minimum wage and even $10/hr are too little, where exactly do we draw the line when it comes to experience and pay? When I did my first internship with a company (a software e...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1372

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

Better opportunities for learning, growth, and career advancement, better job satisfaction, a place I'd feel safe and comfortable being in, and most importantly, paid relocation. I'm OK with a paycut if the cost of living is low to warrant it and I'm not far off from market reference for the area (I...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1474

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

Good thread. I’ve never given blood, even though I “should”. Because by “should” I mean that, although no one should have to give blood… there are no reasons I can think of that I “shouldn’t” other than I’ve never got round to doing it. It’s just never been on my radar. At the end of the day, givin...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3718

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

So a college or university issued ID does not fall under “government issued form of identification” A state-owned university would technically be a government institution. On top of that, before you can even enroll, you have to show evidence of who you are (I showed my birth certificate and gave my...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3718

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Surely somebody can't get an ID card within 2 years and for free sometimes? C'mon.. I think the main issues with this are: 1. Moving the goalposts every so often. Today, any kind of photo-ID works. Tomorrow, student IDs are not acceptable (but your hunting license is). 2. The total cost of going to...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5246

Re: Universal Healthcare

But getting rid of Trump and January 6 were certainly significant events. Events that are still front page news. And these were events that happened prior to Biden being inaugurated so not a lot of people will be too keen on voting against Republicans for something that is in the rear view mirror, ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airlines establishes low cost arm Uzbekistan Express
Replies: 16
Views: 2760

Re: Uzbekistan Airlines establishes low cost arm Uzbekistan Express

Wacker1000 wrote:
Good luck to them but they probably should have looked at how well Song, Metrojet, Ted, etc worked out.

Because the Uzbek airline environment is just like the American environment? Maybe SQ should fold up TR and QF should fold up JQ since they didn't look at how Song, Ted, and others went.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5246

Re: Universal Healthcare

I wasn’t talking about going for cleanings - I don’t know anyone that has done that. But there are plenty who have gone for root canals, orthodontics, and oral surgery. I know what you meant. I'm talking about a coworker who really didn't need much work with his mouth; he only needed a couple of fi...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5246

Re: Universal Healthcare

Even with insurance, for some services it is cheaper to fly to Mexico and have procedures done by someone with good reputation there. That makes total sense if you live next to the border or if your benefits (if you have them) are really poor. I had a coworker who would fly for dental work to Mexic...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5246

Re: Universal Healthcare

Perhaps you weren't alive in 1998 and 2002 when it didn't happen. These two years were exceptions. 1998 was backlash against the Clinton impeachment. Republicans lost seats in the House but lost none in the Senate. 2002 was yet another exception, strengthening Bush's hand for the War on Terror afte...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5246

Re: Universal Healthcare

With Democrats controlling the house, senate and White House will they push for universal healthcare before the 2022 midterms? Progressives can yell and push as much as they want. The thing that allowed the ACA to pass was that Democrats held larger majorities in both chambers in 2009 and 2010 and ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3323

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

Never heard of Aviator White; Red was the only one I saw offered on their site. Red is the only one they consistently advertise (both on the site and the plane), but there are 4 levels: White (or colorless), Blue, Red, and Silver , with each subsequent level having more benefits and perks. However,...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How does anxiety affect your body, physically and mentally?
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: How does anxiety affect your body, physically and mentally?

The first time I had a panic attack I was on an airplane (triggered by a very tight turn to line up with the runway). I was connecting in PHL on my way to MKE and had to be wheelchaired to the next gate because I couldn't stand. When on the MKE-bound plane, I reached for a sickness bag because I tho...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Nirvana "Baby" pornography lawsuit dismissed
Replies: 42
Views: 2602

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

He probably should receive some royalties, a percent or two from sales of that album. Kinda late for that. That needed to be agreed to before the picture was used for the album or sued for when it was discovered that the picture was used (in case the parents didn't consent to it). It's not like he ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 145
Views: 14895

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Since when is Covid a problem to issue a report? The report should have already been written by that date (the deadline) so anyone with half a brain would know that they found nothing and are trying to delay the inevitable. Of course, I'm all for it. I wanna see the continuation of the meltdown. The...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1474

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

L410Turbolet wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
I mean, I'm of the opinion that even this should be taken as a (small) victory, though the eventual goal is complete reversal of the ban.


The main and only objective of donating blood should be helping others. Let's not forget that.

No disagreement there, which is why I donate whenever I can.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis to resign ? ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2770

Re: Pope Francis to resign ? ?

Being an atheist, I must confess that I don't follow the Roman catholic church much. But it seems to me pope Francis had some rather liberal views on faith, that on many points were in line with my own views on humanity. Best regards and stay safe, Jonas Agreed, though I always liked how the philos...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1474

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

The FDA believes my blood is not worthy, though I am technically eligible to donate given that Covid has made be abstain from sexual activities. I'm in the same boat and donated a few months ago for the first time in my life. I need to set up another appointment since I'm still abstaining. Up until...

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